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CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
introduced at a rally by the former broncos quarterback john elway. he told supporters he thinks the debates will be about something bigger than who appears to be the winner or loser. you can tune into cnbc for full coverage of the presidential debate. it is wednesday night tomorrow from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. eastern. and we also want to hear from you, you can tweet us your thoughts on the election using #cnbc 2012. >> holiday sales are predicted to rise 4.1% this year, more than a percentage point lower than the last two years. would be the slowest growth since 2009 when sales rose just 0.3%. u.s. consumers are feeling better about the rebounding stock market and rising home prices, but that is being offset by weak job growth and higher food and gas prices. and automakers will also report september u.s. sales later today. forecast to rise 8% from a year ago. matching the pace set in august. they're also expected to be boosted by pent up consumer demand and generous cash incentives by dealers on pickup trucks. toyota and honda should pace the field again with both expected to post doubl
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
right man for the country. john harwood got a firsthand view of the debate and filed this report from denver. >> the first of three presidential debates here at the university of denver was a strong one for mitt romney. he came out very aggressively in confronting president obama on his record over the last four years, taking on on the president over his failure to reduce the budget deficit, over job creation, over obamacare, over the regulation of wall street and dodd-frank. had some success in pulling the election back from a choice election as president obama wants to be about their visions going forward into a referendum on president obama's record in the first four years. mitt romney looked very comfortable and pleased to be on the stage. he knows that he only has a few weeks left to go to reverse president obama's lead. president obama on the other hand did not always look so pleased to be challenged the way romney was challenging him. he did not make any big mistakes and one of the questions coming out of this debate, as good as republicans feel and as middling as testimonies f
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
the chances that after the election you tilly get some kind of agreement sni? i was speaking to john mccain and he said don't expect noticing happen. you seem to think something can happen. why? >> i wake up pretty much every day and i update my probabilities on how likely that we'll go off the cliff. and i think that we won't. it's unmachblgable that this country as partisan as things are that policymakers wouldn't be able to come to some kind of an agreement to avoid knowingly letting things happen that will put us straight into recession. that is too high a price to pay for the inability to compromise and work this out. so the consequences of going off the cliff is that we would have very significant spending cuts and tax increases. things we need to do, but if not done smartly don't fix the problem. so there is so much reason not to have dumb policies kick in that would hamp harm the economt the policies have to start working together and they have to put together a package that won't fix the entire problem in that so-called lame duck session, but instead put in place a down paym
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